Winter’s Moon

Even during the misery of the flu — amid the stuffiness, sore throat and headache, ribs sore from coughing, and the inability to sleep — there are things for which I am thankful. Last night at 4 a.m. (technically I guess that would be this morning but it was still part of my night), I satContinue reading “Winter’s Moon”

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Dealing With Change

One thing I love about living on the BC south coast is having four distinct seasons. I can’t envision living where it’s green and warm all year ’round. Granted, I don’t enjoy being too hot in summer, or too cold in winter (or constantly wet in spring and fall), but I love the variety each year. Just whenContinue reading “Dealing With Change”

Does God do it on purpose?

I’m convinced He does … do it on purpose, that is. With the arrival of every spring season I comment constantly on the wonderful progression of new colours. Winters on the southwest coast of Canada aren’t extreme, and, while my lawns may remain green throughout, full of moss as they are, deciduous branches everywhere areContinue reading “Does God do it on purpose?”

‘Tis Christmastime

The winter solstice happened this week. The shortest day of the year is now behind us. We spent several hours on the road Monday, transitioning from the damp and balmy west coast into the brisk and snowy east Kootenays. There is no doubt we’ll be having a white Christmas. As the sun slowly appeared over theContinue reading “‘Tis Christmastime”

Hers Was a Life Well Lived

Our family circle is smaller now, but heaven is brighter because of the arrival of my Aunt Norma. NORMA GRACE McGUIRE May 9, 1923  –  January 8, 2015   She was a remarkable woman. I’ve posted about her and some of her achievements before… when she began creating her unique ‘treasure albums‘, when she embarked onContinue reading “Hers Was a Life Well Lived”